Reply to post: I understand where the dev is coming from but ....

FUSE for macOS: Why a popular open source library became closed source and commercially licensed

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I understand where the dev is coming from but ....

.... if code is ever OS then it remains so

He has effectedly forked to a commercial extension off his old OS version, if the companies leeching off his code have a clue they will just fork their own commercial versions that they have to maintain themselves so no more free lunch/profits off another's back

Open source was a great idea inline with the orginal ethos of sharing the wealth and profit though recognition however so many companies want to cash in on all this altruism that perhaps the license should change to reflect this via commercial entities being excluded.

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